The beginning of November is traditionally a time when the Church across the world gives thanks for the Christian Saints and all who have died.
Under normal circumstances we would be organising a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for All Saints Day this year, Sunday 1st November at 3pm. At this service we would normally remember by name all those whose funerals have been held at St. Wilfrid’s, Brayton or at St.Francis, Thorpe Willoughby from September 2019 until August this year, as well as those whose funeral services have been conducted at a crematorium or cemetery during this period.
It is also an opportunity to remember any loved ones who have died, whether connected to the parish or not.
Sadly, the current Covid related restrictions in place mean the service this year is not possible. However, St Wilfrid’s Church will be open from 2-4pm on 1st November, and you would be most welcome to come and use the space for a time of quiet reflection and prayer, if you want to. There will also be the opportunity to light a candle in loving memory of any loved ones who have died.
Our prayer would be that you would find comfort and strength in this commemoration.
May you know God’s blessing and peace.
Yours very warmly
Rev Pete Watson
Note: Movement around, and seating in, the church building will be subject to the usual social distancing measures, though individual households and support bubbles will be permitted to sit together.